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Mrs. W. Marcus Bryant
Athens
   Mrs. W. Marcus Bryant, 83, of 135 Pineview Drive, died Monday, Nov. 16, 1998.
   Born March 2, 1915, in Richton, Miss., Mrs. Bryant was a daughter of the late Mr. Richard Leland Milner and Perrie Lou Ford. She was married to William Marcus Bryant on Nov. 18, 1944 and moved to Athens in 1961. She attended Jones Junior College in Ellisville, Miss., and was a member of First Baptist Church and an active member of the church choir. She was connected with the University of Georgia as an administrative secretary for 20 years until she retired in 1984, and she was an active member of the Pilot Club of Athens.
   Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Bridges Funeral Home with Dr. Jon Appleton, pastor of Athens First Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Greensboro Cemetery, Greensboro, at 3:30 p.m. Friday.
   In addition to her husband, survivors include a daughter, Mary Anne Barton, Covington, La.; a son, Leland Marshal Bryant, Grand Canyon, Ariz.; a sister, Mary Adella Milner, Baton Rouge, La.; four grandchildren, Shauna Rebecca Bryant, Natalie Anne Bryant, Marcus Bradley Bryant and Preston Jacob Bryant, all of Flagstaff, Ariz.; two nieces, Edith Harrison Roth, Thomson, and Mary Lou Cockrell, Flagstaff, Ariz.; and one nephew, James Edward Harrison, Augusta.
   The family will receive friends 12:30-1:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
   Memorials may be made to the Athens First Baptist Church or to the Friends of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, 2450 S. Milledge Ave., Athens, GA 30605.

Katherine W. Cox
Statham
   Katherine W. Cox, 73, died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1998.
   Mrs. Cox was a daughter of the late Jessie Arthur and Willie M. Sexton and the widow of Vivian Cox. She was a housewife and a member of Friendship Pentecostal Holiness Church.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Smith Funeral Home with the Rev. Wayne Butler officiating. Burial will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
   Survivors include a son, Charles T. Cox of Watkinsville; three sisters, Betty Lowery, Erlene Self and Lucile Stubblefield, all of Ringgold; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
   The family will receive friends from 3-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ina Rhea Mazzini
Athens
   Ina Rhea Mazzini, 76, died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1998.
   A native of Breckinridge, Ky., Mrs. Mazzini was a daughter of the late Samuel Thomas and Nettie Dennison Frank and the widow of Alfred E. Mazzini. She graduated from Williamsville High School in 1929 in Williamsville, Ill. She worked for Block and Kuhl for three years as a buyer. She was later employed for five years with Schradski in Peoria, Ill., and Myers Brothers in Springfield, Ill., from 1946 to 1973. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Athens.
   Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Ware's Grove Church, Butler, Ill. Interment will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Ill.
   Survivors include a daughter, Darlene Rehner, Athens; a sister, Goldie Zillion, Washington, Ill.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
   The family will receive friends at Ware's Grove Church from 10 a.m. to noon Friday.
   Lord & Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

'Jack' Smith
Cornelia
   Robert J. "Jack" Smith, 65, died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1998.
   A native of Habersham County, Mr. Smith was a son of the late Johnny Isaac Newton and Gertrude McCollum Smith and was the widower of Linda Rodgers Smith, Cornelia. He was a member of Level Grove Baptist Church and the Adam and Eve Sunday School class. He was a U.S. Army veteran and the owner and operator of S&M Used Cars, Baldwin.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Whitfield Funeral Home, Baldwin, with the Rev. Terry Rice officiating. Burial will be in Level Grove Baptist Church cemetery.
   Survivors include his wife, Linda Rodgers Smith; three daughters, Denise Heaton, Sandy Run, S.C., Melinda Shumpert, West Columbia, S.C., and Sheila Wood, Cleveland; a son, Howard Wood, Demorest; and five grandchildren.
   The family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
   Memorial contributions may be made to the Level Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 416, Cornelia, GA 30531.

Lelia L. Watkins
Athens
   Lelia Lea Perkins Watkins, 71, of 201 Beverly Drive, died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1998.
   A native of Halifax, Va., Mrs. Watkins was a daughter of the late Harry Lea and Bessie Valentine Russell Perkins. She lived in the Athens area for 37 years and was retired from Reliance Electric. She was a member of Chapelwood United Methodist Church.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Bernstein Funeral Home with the Rev. Peggy Little officiating. Entombment will be in Evergreen Memorial Park.
   Survivors include her husband, William Hershel Watkins; two daughters, Lynda Rocamora, Glendale, Calif., and Teresa Howe, Lawrenceville; three sons, James Smith Jr., Glendale, Calif., Paul Watkins, Commerce, and Danny Watkins, Connecticut; one sister, Barbara Ann Austin, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and seven grandchildren.
   Pallbearers will be Wayne Peavey, Bruce Doyle, Willie Howell, Daniel Watkins, Matt Howe and Billy Threkeld.
   The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Athens Alliance Allbreed Canine Rescue & Referral, Adopt-A-Pet, P.O. Box 7064, Athens GA 30604.

Mary Sue Watkins
Hartwell
   Mary Sue Tate Watkins, 57, of 825 Benson St., died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1998.
   A native of Cherokee County, Ala., she was a daughter of Cleivedell Covia Tate Butler, Hartwell, and the late Leroy L. Tate and was the widow of Earl W. Watkins. She was a former employee of Wal-Mart and a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
   Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Memorial Garden of Prayer with the Rev. Ted Kelly officiating.
   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include two daughters, Susan M. Richardson, Villa Rica, and Tammy M. Morefield, Florida; two brothers, Paul J. Tate, Gastonia, N.C., and Harold L. Tate, Augusta; and four grandchildren.
   The family is at the home of Cleivedell Covia Tate Butler, 749 Benson St.
   Strickland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ernest Williams
Toccoa
   Ernest Williams, 92, of 227 Queen St., died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1998.
   A native of Rabun County, Mr. Williams was a son of the late James Walter and Dovie Harvey Williams and was married to Genevieve Carpenter Williams, Toccoa. He was retired from Habersham Mills and was co-owner of Mountain View Nursery. He was a member of Habersham Baptist Church, the Adult Men's Sunday School Class, The Brotherhood and served as deacon for many years.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Habersham Baptist Church with the Revs. Johnny Thomas and Ernest Ivester officiating. Burial will follow at the church Cemetery, with the Rev. Tim Burpee officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m.
   Survivors, in addition to his wife, include four brothers, Edgar Williams, Harold Williams and Lloyd Williams, all of Toccoa, and Marvin Williams of Demorest.
   The family is at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Williams, 234 Cedar Lane, and will receive friends from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at Whitlock Mortuary.

Troy D. Brown
Greensboro
   Troy Deondre Brown, 14, of 503 Cherry St., died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1998.
   A native of Greene County, Mr. Brown was a son of Charlie and Stephanie Brown. He was a member of Hill Chapel Baptist and a student at Greene-Taliaferro Middle School.
   Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Springfield Baptist Church with the Revs. Herman LaQuins, J.L. Nunnally and Robert Slaughter officiating. Burial will be in Hill Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery, Greensboro.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include five sisters, Shaqille Smith, LaMonica Merritt, Chandra Nesbitt, Andrea Brown and Kimberly Brown, all of Greensboro; three brothers, Maurice Brown, Valdosta, Adrian Brown, Savannah, and Charlie P. Brown Jr., Greensboro; and his grandparents, Willie and Olivia Tripp and Mandy R. Shelton, all of Greensboro.
   The family is at the residence.
   Watts Funeral Home, Union Point, is in charge of arrangements.

Emma Mae Deakides
Elberton
   Emma Mae Tate Deakides, 84, of 2014 Old Middleton Road, died Thursday, Nov. 19, 1998.
   A native of Elbert County, she was a daughter of the late James E. and Emma Gravius Tate. She was a homemaker and a member of the Elberton First Presbyterian Church.
   Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today at Berry Funeral Home with the Rev. Douglas Hilliard officiating. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. today at Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens.
   Survivors include one daughter, Emma Conger; and nieces and nephews.
   Pallbearers will be Billy Anderson, Martin Moss, Cliff Rogers, Bryan Leslie, Oren Stephens and Stephen Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be the elders of the Elberton First Presbyterian Church.
   The family is at the residence.
   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Elberton First Presbyterian Church.
   Berry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Irene Howard
Greensboro
   Irene Webb Howard, 80, of 1191 Appalachee Road, died Monday, Nov. 16, 1998.
   A native of Greene County, Mrs. Howard was a daughter of the late Arthur and Mattie Howard and widow of Paul Howard. She was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church, Buckhead.
   Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mount Zion Baptist Church, Buckhead, with the Rev. O.C. Kindell officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Survivors include one goddaughter, Lucindia Grimes, Greensboro; one half-brother, Tommy Leslie, Greensboro; five god-grandchildren; 18 god-great-grandchildren; and nieces.
   The family is at the residence.
   Watts Funeral Home, Union Point, is in charge of arrangements.

Claude Howell Sr.
Athens
   Claude Sylvester "Billy" "Nub" Howell Sr., 80, of 587 Dearing St., died Thursday, Nov. 12, 1998.
   A native of Clarke County, Mr. Howell was a son of the late Colquitt Howell and Mazie Stephens Howell. He retired from the University of Georgia as a mechanic after 36 years of service.
   Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church with the Rev. Abraham Mosely officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at noon.
   Survivors include his wife, Agnes P. Howell; one sister, Elizabeth Howell, Los Angeles; two daughters, Marian Rosetta Howell and Agnes Virginia Howell, both of Athens; three sons, William Harvey Howell, Brooklyn, N.Y., Claude Sylvester Howell Jr., Atlanta, and Tracy Leonard Howell, Athens; six grandchildren, Kimberly Yvette Howell and Montrica Howell, both of New York, and Yasheaka D. Bostic, Milton T. Bostic Jr., Marcus J. Howell and Trevious L. Howell, all of Athens; one great-grandson, Sentral D.D. Johnson, Athens; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins; and extended family members Alisha Walters and Keiya Gay.
   The family is at the residence.
   Jackson-McWhorter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ethel Lord
Danielsville
   Ethel Lula Payne Lord, 74, of 3274 Jotemdown Road, died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1998.
   A native of Clarke County, she was a daughter of the late Edgar C. and Catherine Damron Payne. She was employed by Thomas Textiles for more than 30 years and was a member of Temple United Methodist Church.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Temple United Methodist Church with the Rev. Wendell Hanley officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Survivors include one daughter, Karen Lord Hanley, Danielsville; two sons, Harry M. Lord Jr., Naples, Fla., and George E. Lord, Athens; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
   The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, 4355 Lexington Road.

Rose Mauser
Athens
   Rose Ann O'Buch Mauser, 89, of 190 Gentry Drive, died Thursday, Nov. 19, 1998.
   A native of Czechoslovakia, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph O'Buch and the widow of Burton Truman Mauser. She had lived in Athens for 22 years and was a retired hospital dietitian. She was of the Catholic faith. She was preceded in death by a son, James Mauser, and two grandsons, Ron Leach and Rob Leach.
   A memorial service will held be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Lanier Gardens with Father James Williams officiating.
   Survivors include one son, Thomas Mauser, Daytona Beach, Fla.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Pat and Richard Leach, Athens, and Carolyn and Joe Marczak, Duluth; grandchildren, Rick Leach, formerly of Athens, and Dena and Dr. Jim McDonald, Bogart; and a great-grandson, Jackson McDonald, Bogart.
   Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

L.B. Mullinax
Lavonia
   Luther Ben "Speedy" Mullinax, 75, of 6895 Georgia Highway 59, died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1998.
   A native of Elbert County, Mr. Mullinax was a son of the late Claude Thomas and Clara Lee Hill Mullinax. He was a member of the Shoal Creek Baptist Church and attended the Lavonia Church of God. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a master Mason and a member of Lavonia Lodge 241, Free and Accepted Masons. He was a former textile worker with Collins and Aikman Co. and Milliken Corp., and a retired Lavonia Police Department radio dispatcher. He was recently employed at Lavonia Foods in Lavonia.
   Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Lavonia Church of God with the Revs. Willard R. Fitzpatrick and Steven D. Hamby officiating. Burial with Masonic rites will be in the Lavonia City Cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 2:30 p.m.
   Survivors include his wife, Callie Hall Mullinax; one son, Sherell Mullinax, Lavonia; two daughters, Judy Lawrence and Cindy Greenway, both of Lavonia; one sister, Reba Sue Sosby, Lavonia; one brother, Macon E. Mullinax, Lavonia; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
   Pallbearers will be Steve Kelley, Rufus Teasley, Jimmy LeCroy, Doug Davis, Mark McCormack and Mark Carter. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Lavonia Foods, and the mayor and city employees of Lavonia.
   The family is at the residence, and will receive friends at Hamby Funeral Home, 355 Bear Creek Road, Lavonia, from 7-9 p.m. today.

Myrtle Roberts
Athens
   Myrtle Lee Roberts, 60, of 190 Skelton Road, died Thursday, Nov. 19, 1998.
   A native of Franklin County, Mrs. Roberts was a daughter of the late J.C. and Flora Mae Alford Roberts. She was a homemaker and attended the Church of God, Athens.
   Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, with the Rev. Douglas Hammond officiating. Burial will be in Athens Memorial Garden.
   Survivors include her husband, Alfred St. Peter; two sons, Terry Roberts, Greer, S.C., and Alan Washburn, Lincolnville, Maine; one daughter, Patsy Ann Porter, Athens; one brother, Tom Roberts, Athens; five sisters, Mavis Smith, Hull, Sandra Gilreath, Greer, S.C., and Frances Coleman, Joann Gagner and Essie Marchman, all of Athens.
   The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Lizzie C. Ross
Madison
   Lizzie Carter Ross, 78, of 3251 Sandy Creek Road, died Thursday, Nov. 19, 1998.
   A native of Morgan County, Mrs. Ross was a daughter of the late George W. Whitlock and Irene Broach and widow of Raymond Hodge Ross. She was a seamstress.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Sandy Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. John McMillan and Bryan Lee officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m.
   Survivors include two daughters, Cathy Houseman, Bogart, and Patricia Lindsey, Sandersville; three sons, Jimmy Ross and Mike Ross, both of Madison, and Billy Ross, Farmington; one brother, Joe Whitlock, Madison; 15 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
   The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. at Simmons Funeral Home.

Essie Scoggins
Colbert
   Essie Moon Scoggins, 85, died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1998.
   A native of Franklin County, Mrs. Scoggins was a daughter of the late Charles H. and Mary Ann Moon and widow of John Scoggins. She was of the Baptist faith.
   Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today at Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery, with the Rev. Dayton Logan officiating.
   Survivors include two sons, Randall Scoggins, Colbert, and Franklin Scoggins, Ila; one sister, Merbelle Collier, Sylacauga, Ala.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
   Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Allen J. Smith
Homer
   Allen Jackson Smith, 81, of 176 Thompson St., died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1998.
   A native of Banks County, Mr. Smith was a son of the late Andrew T. and Maude Dill Smith.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Walter Harper Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Grant-Reeves V.F.W. Memorial Park, Cornelia. The body will be placed in the funeral home at 1:30 p.m.
   Survivors include his wife, Oimgean Brock Smith; two brothers, Clyde Smith, Homer, and Harvey J. Smith, Commerce; one sister, Eula Mae Caudell, Homer; and nieces and nephews.
   The family is at the residence.


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